New York City and New Jersey Securities Litigation Lawyer

Representing Investors and Financial Professionals

The Law Offices of Brent A. Burns is a boutique law firm with a nationwide practice with offices in Alpine, New Jersey and New York City.

The focus of our practice is the representation of individual and institutional investors in arbitrations and litigations involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, mismanagement, fraud, suitability, unauthorized trading and churning.

We also represent brokers, traders, senior managers and officers regarding employment disputes such as discrimination, unpaid bonuses, severance packages, and forfeiture-for competition clauses for unvested stock.

I have extensive experience representing both employers and employees regarding recruiting practices including advising brokers of best practices to avoid litigation before they resign, negotiating on behalf of brokers with new prospective employers, advising brokers regarding their employment contracts and non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, advising broker-dealers on best practices when hiring a prospective broker, advising brokers and negotiating the resolution of outstanding promissory notes, and obtaining or defending against temporary restraining orders.

I have also performed internal investigations of several stock loan departments, and have represented those firms and their current and former employees in regulatory investigations.

Of counsel Professor Christine Lazaro is the Director of St. John's University School of Law, Securities Arbitration Clinic where she supervises students who represent small investors in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  She is also a Professor of Clinical Education  Professor Lazaro formerly represented broker-dealers and brokers in customer disputes in both arbitrations and mediations.

Call 201-768-2700 or e-mail our office to discuss your case today.


Attorney Brent Burns assists clients throughout the New York City Metro area. We represent all of Manhattan and the surrounding area, including but not limited to Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers, Bronx, Westchester, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Astoria, Ridgewood, Flushing, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, Secaucus, North Bergen, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hudson County, NY, NJ.

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87 Ruckman Rd, Suite 102, Alpine, NJ 07620-1098
| Phone: 201-768-2700
43 West 43rd Street, Suite 229, New York, NY 10036-7424
| Phone: 201-768-2700

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